A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 259 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (161 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 07:31:03 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:31 am. Exact location of earthquake, -174.3252° West, -23.5994° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was detected at 19:31:03 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005j67. Event ids that are associated: us20005j67.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
How would you describe the shaking?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 259 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.